Saturday, June 17, 2006
I just saw the Al Gore documentary, An Inconvenient Truth; and it is a MUST see for every individual in this screwed up country of ours. You will be shocked, saddened, and overwhelmed by the content of this amazing film. Throughout the film Al Gore does what Al Gore does best...he talks about the huge crisis facing the human race. Not just facing Americans, but the entirety of civilization.
No some will say that it's just Al Gore kicking off his 2008 Presidential run...to that I say GOOD. We need politicians in Washington who are going to take the Global Warming crisis seriously. We need leaders who are not going to rely on pseudo-science from oil industry lobbyists but will instead place their faith that actual climate scientists know what their talking about. We need an administration that is going to allow for the publication of scientific studies without alteration by former oil lobbyists who have been placed in charge of our country's environmental policy.
With all of that said, what can we do to change the disastrous course we're on? First of all, you can go see this film! It is imperative. Second, we, all of us, contact our members of Congress and demand change to the horrific policies of the current administration. I can hear some of you saying "They won't listen to me." "I don't matter to them." You know what power you have that they will listen to? Your vote. The power of the United States of America resides in the people of the United States. This fact mayhap been lost over the past 6 years, but it is the truth none-the-less. If your representative do not listen to what you have to say...tell them that you're going to voice your opinion by not voting for them. If you're really motivated you can even run for their Congressional seat. We need to organize. We need to march. We need to make our voices heard.
This current path we're on leads to only one destination...DEATH. Certainly not the death of the planet Earth, but instead the death of our entire civilization. That is not by any means reactionary. It is the facts as they have been proven. So everyone get off your butt, slap down the $10 for a movie ticket, and get the ball rolling.